Kilrain,Jake Vintage Carte de Visite


Regular price $500.00

In 1889, Sullivan fought one of his most famous bouts with Jake Kilrain in the last significant bare knuckle bout in boxing. Kilrain was hailed by Richard Fox, the publisher of the Police Gazette, as the new champion. Fox disliked Sullivan for a perceived slight in a bar and had long searched for an opponent to topple him. Sullivan’s weight had ballooned to 240 flabby pounds, and he went into extensive training with champion wrestler William Muldoon to trim down to 205. In the fight, Sullivan got off to a good start by tripping and hip-tossing Kilrain to win the first two rounds. Sullivan was thrown in the third. From then on, Kilrain fought on gamely but Sullivan had the better of it. Beaten and battered, Kilrain could not come to scratch for the 76th round. Presented here is a vintage carte de visite.
This carte de visite measures 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches.The card hsd minor edge and corner wear,no creaes.The photo is clean and clear.Made by the M.Neustadt & Co. Photograph y.

Size: 2 1/2

Condition: excellent